The Basil Seed Drink is a drink based on basil seeds, quite widespread in Japan, original and consistent, discover it in our article :
The Basil Seed Drink, original drink
The Basil Seed Drink is a drink from Sawasdee, similar to Bubble tea (a drink made of flavored tea/milk and tapioca pearls from Taiwan). This small glass bottle of 290 ml contains“basil seed”, basil seeds that expand in water and look like little tadpoles! The seeds are soft and transparent with a consistency resembling small thick lychees. Thick in the mouth, this drink is delicious and can be tasted very fresh. It also contains sugar, honey or fruit depending on the flavor, thickener and coloring.
Originating from Thailand, Basil Seed Drink is also widely used in Japan. According to Thai tradition, this drink also helps a person to lose weight. Indeed, it is a drink quite greedy in mouth and it improves satiety.
No study has been done, but it’s true that we found this drink to be very hearty and gourmet. In our opinion, this is a drink that can be drunk on its own without a cake or snack on the side.
Here is a video to show you its texture:
Fresh and exotic flavors
Like Salt & Fruit drinks, Basil seed offers a wide range of fresh and very pleasant tastes.
We found Basil seed Drink in the many beverage vending machines and supermarkets in Japan. It is a very refreshing drink that we considered more as a dessert, a snack, rather than a drink to quench a thirst! Finally we could drink it as we would take an ice cream in the street. We really liked the lychee version. To discover and to taste!